BOOK SIGNINGS @ AWP ’18, TAMPA

BOOK SIGNINGS @ AWP ’18, TAMPA

ARE YOU SIGNING AT AWP ’18?  DID WE MISS YOU?  LET US KNOW, AND WE’LL ADD YOU TO THE LIST.

AUTHOR PUBLISHER DATE TIME TABLE/BOOTH
Gabrielle Calvocoressi Persea Books Thursday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 1636
Diane Gilliam           (poetry, 2001) Perugia Press Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM T413
Peg Alford Pursell (fiction, 1996) WTAW Press Thursday 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM T1508
Linda Nemec Foster (poetry, Goddard, 1979) Wayne State University Press Thursday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 418
Laura-Gray Street   (poetry, 1997) Trinity University Press Thursday 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM 426
Christine Kitano BOA Editions Thursday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 527
 
Sarah Stone WTAW Press Friday 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM T1508
Linda Nemec Foster (poetry, Goddard, 1979) Cervena Barva Press Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM T1334
C. Dale Young Four Way Books Friday 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 1634, 1632
Margaree Little              (poetry, 2012) Four Way Books Friday 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM 1634, 1632
Jennifer Givhan             (poetry, 2014) The Lascaux Review Friday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 1737
Michael Parker Bull City Press Friday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM T708
Marianne Boruch University of Michigan Press Friday 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM T1827
Patricia Grace King (fiction, 2013) Miami University Friday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 1309
 
Alan Williamson

& Jeanne Foster

BOA Editions Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 527

 

VISIT THE MFA PROGRAM for WRITERS PROGRAM AT TABLE # T1019!
WWC/MFA at AWP ’18 Tampa!

WWC/MFA at AWP ’18 Tampa!

As always, the MFA program will be in the

house for AWP Tampa.  Any hour of every day you can hang out with one of our amazing faculty or alums.  Start planning now: A list of WWC/MFA events starts below.

Did we miss your event?  Email us immediately through friendsofwritersblog@gmail.com .   We’ll add you to the updates.

(Space limitations-as well as the prolific nature of our community in terms of planning and hosting events–requires us to limit our listings to on-site events.)

Stay tuned for a list of AWP book signings.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

 

9:00-10:15

R113. The Pleasures and Pains of Small Press Publishing.

(Thais MillerOlivia Kate CerroneMonica WendelPeg Alford Pursell [poetry, 1996], Conner Bassett)

Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

Small presses offer unique advantages and challenges for writers. This panel seeks to help writers successfully navigate the world of indie publishing across genres, especially as additional work falls on writers’ shoulders, from hiring outside editors to generating publicity. Poets, playwrights, fiction writers, essayists, and editors discuss the practices that helped them foster high quality books and connect with readers while addressing the limitations of the small press world.

12:00-1:15

R182Arab & Muslim Writers Surviving Trump’s America: A Reading and Discussion Presented by Mizna 

(Lana BarkawiGlenn ShaheenSagirah ShaheedJess RizkallahTariq Luthun [poetry, current])

Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

Heeding Edward Said’s call for cultural resistance to “write back” against forces seeking to marginalize and vilify Arabs and Muslims, Mizna, the only Arab American lit journal, presents its issue themed “Surviving” with readings and discussion about our communities’ latest bouts with xenophobia and Islamophobia. Acclaimed and important emerging authors will discuss the maneuvers the Trump era has us making—resisting, dodging, bearing, and more—surviving. (more…)

Help Us Update the Alumni Bibliography

Help Us Update the Alumni Bibliography

It’s that time of year again: the Program is seeking your updates to the Alumni Bibliography—which currently lists 700+ alum publications! In addition to being a point of pride and a source for your reading pleasure, the MFA Program uses the list for accreditation purposes and for recruitment. You can always view the alumni list here: THE ALUMNI BIBLIOGRAPHY

Please help us keep this list as complete as possible by uploading your new publication information through a form on the site:  ALUMNI BIBLIOGRAPHY FORM

The form will ask for your:

  • first name, last name,
  • the year in which you graduated,
  • the genre in which you graduated, fiction or poetry,
  • whether you graduated from Warren Wilson or Goddard,
  • the title of your book,
  • the name of your publisher,
  • year of publication, and
  • specify novel, short fiction, novella, book of poems, chapbook, anthology (of which you were editor), translated poetry, translated fiction, or “other” (explain).
  • Please also share any additional information regarding awards the publication received.
  • Thanking you in advance,

Patrick Donnelly

Poetry 2003

 

January 2018 Graduation Remarks by Megan Staffel

January 2018 Graduation Remarks by Megan Staffel

Tonight we celebrate the achievements of the class of 2018.   Thank you to the families and friends and partners who have helped the graduates reach this moment. We know there have been many sacrifices and we’re grateful for your belief in their work and your support of your graduate at moments of doubt and fear and tiredness.

There was much tiredness.

What I’d like to say to you is that it’s not over. This part is over, yes, but this is only the beginning. As you enter the free world, that is, a world free of packet deadlines, annotations, three week increments of productivity, you’ll take us with you. You’ll remember the words of faculty and peers and you’ll take with you our encouragement and the ongoing assistance of the friends you’ve made in this program. All of this is necessary because it’s not easy out there. (more…)